Assignment Library Tag: Intellectual Skills

The Eloquent Letter

Description Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” The Eloquent Letter is an authentic, adaptable assignment for acquiring critical skills: identifying and researching social problems, examining value systems and diverse perspectives, communicating effectively, and proposing solutions based on common ground. Moving beyond traditional argumentation essays and debates, this project situates activism and writing “in… Read more »

Assessment of Essential Studies Quantitative Reasoning Skills

Description This task is used for the assessment of Quantitative Reasoning (which the DQP refers to as Quantitative Fluency).  It has been used to assess quantitative reasoning skills of students in our campus-wide general education Essential Studies (ES) program.  This assignment is not specific to any course.  Rather, it can be used broadly for undergraduate… Read more »

Disaster Analysis

Description The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate students’ ability to think critically about how natural disasters are portrayed in the media. Students are required to formulate an opinion, supported by evidence, on the accuracy of the information portrayed in the media and then communicate their thoughts to a specific audience. This assignment also… Read more »

Business Administration and Business Ethics Linked Assignments

*This submission features the work of Carlos Brocatto but is part of a joint submission developed by a three-person team, as reflected in the citation above.* Description The assignments link three courses at Middlesex Community College: (BUS 110 – Introduction to Business and BUS 210 – Principles of Management) in the Business Administration Department and a course… Read more »

Business Administration and Business Ethics Linked Assignments

*This submission features the work of James Dottin but is part of a joint submission developed by a three-person team, as reflected in the citation above.* Description The assignments link three courses at Middlesex Community College: (BUS 110 – Introduction to Business and BUS 210 – Principles of Management) in the Business Administration Department and a… Read more »

Business Administration and Business Ethics Linked Assignments

*This submission features the work of Robert Awkward but is part of a joint submission developed by a three-person team, as reflected in the citation above.* Description The assignments link three courses at Middlesex Community College: (BUS 110 – Introduction to Business and BUS 210 – Principles of Management) in the Business Administration Department and a… Read more »

Life Story Interview

Description This project teaches psychology students to apply academic theories to the “life story” of someone they interview.  Each student interviews an older relative or friend, and writes an 8-10 page paper.  The paper starts with a biography of the interviewee, divided into several “chapters” (“Leaving home,” “Starting a family”). Next, students analyze the life… Read more »

Identifying Universal Themes in Film: Christian Allegory in Martin McDonagh’s in Bruges

Description This assignment asks students to deal with the main ideas of Christian allegory by writing a short paper exploring the characters and plot of renowned Irish/Anglo playwright and Oscar winner Martin McDonagh’s first full length film, In Bruges as a contemporary Christian allegory.  Lecture, discussion and handouts provide support for this assignment, which is… Read more »

Critical Analysis of Research for Patient Treatment Decisions

Description Teams of three to four students are assigned patient clinical scenarios in which they identify the patient problem, conduct computerized searches to find valid and reliable research to answer the clinical question, summarize the results, and determine how the answer will affect their patient treatment decisions. Background and Context The main DQP Proficiency this… Read more »

Research Essay and Policy Paper Integrated Writing Assignment

Description This integrated assignment links the final research papers for two courses (Human Services Policy and Human Biology) to make the need for the application of biological and physiological knowledge to Human Services policy issues more explicit to students in the Human Services program. This assignment is carefully scaffolded across two courses so that the… Read more »